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Today’s Featured Crochet: July 9

Some of our readers have recently posted fantastic afghans and baby blanklets. Today we’d like to feature just a few of those works of creativity. Long summer evenings are a good time for projects to keep us, our friends and family warmer this fall and winter.

1004464_10151770408606412_1824708694_nBonnie Schwartz, in her post, just simply said “Jacob’s Ladder”. But what we all can see is the very fine workmanship and beautiful detailing of this classic. Since it’s often considered a vintage design there are many pattern sources both online and in books and magazines. The wonderful thing about “Jacob’s Ladder” is that it can also be very modern. Bonnie’s would fit in any type of decor from traditional to very urban chic.

9070_681874765160114_547550146_nWe’d like to thank Nancy Shutler for sharing with us her lovely afghan that she finished this 4th of July and for giving our readers good information about the pattern and its source. It’s called “Crochet Floral Bouquet Afghan” (LW1575) from https://purplekittyyarns.com/print/1136. We like Nancy’s modifications to the pattern. She didn’t use colored yarns on the border, doing a lacy scallop instead. She added two additional colors to the flowers: “Aruba Sea (aqua) and a peach color yarn” she didn’t have the label for. Nancy also mentioned that the pattern is free. She added a comment that we all can like “The people who create the patterns and then share them for free are truly awesome! My thanks to all of them!”. And, again from Starting Chain, a “thank you” to Nancy for inspiring us.

1006247_695825153766452_1091985007_nSandy Hall recently posted this close-up of the throw she is making. Isn’t it beautiful and feminine? There are many different patterns available online that incorporate rosebuds, all creating a real Victorian feel. While there are several different ways to make roses, we found one online at crochetspot.com that looks clear and easy to follow.

944204_10200333717048849_877929421_nCatherine Basirico made this beautiful crocheted baby afghan in a sweet blue. She writes,

“This is my favorite baby afghan to make. I made this one for my friends first grand baby. It is a free pattern from www.crochetnmore.com. Baby ABC afghan.

Thank you, Catharine, for sharing it with our readers at Starting Chain and including information on the pattern name and source. It is beautiful.

1069295_1397920537086426_2003211957_nCreations by Carmolynn shared with us this photo of a wonderful patriotic afghan. She writes, “Made this one with Caron one pound yarn! Finished just in time!

Thank you to everyone who has shared photos of their work with our Starting Chain community on Facebook. We inspire and help each other that way. Yarn over!

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